Prominent Concerned Citizens Group calls for immediate dialogue with all stake-holders in J&K

CONCERNED CITIZENS GROUP FROM ACROSS INDIA ISSUES A STATEMENT URGING GOVERNMENT TO INITIATE DIALOGUE WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN JAMMU-KASHMIR
 
The Concerned Citizens Group from across India, has read with much hope the statements of the Prime Minister, the Home Minister and the BJP leadership on a positive change in policy towards Kashmir's citizens, as have many Kashmiris. 
 
While looking forward to a concrete follow up, we would like to suggest that in order to operationalize the well-intentioned statements that have so eloquently been made, it is now necessary for the government to clearly identify the stakeholders, announce the name of an authorized interlocutor, set a timeframe for the beginning and conduct of the dialogue process and start it as soon as possible. Despite deep skepticism that has taken hold of their minds, the encouraging statements by the PM, HM and others hold promise for the Kashmiris. The present opportunity should not be wasted. And, therefore, it is our fervent appeal to the government to quickly act definitively on the sentiments expressed in a time-bound manner." 
 
Signatories:
Yashwant Sinha, former foreign and finance minister
WajahatHabibullah, former chairman Minorities Commission
Manish Tewari, former minister of I&B,
Nirupama Rao, former foreign secretary
KapilKak, air-vice marshal (r),
V. Balachandran, former special secretary, Govt. of India
Badri Raina, writer& academic
Ramchandra Guha, historian& political commentator
Zoya Hasan, Professor of political science
Bharat Bhushan, editor, CatchNews
John Dayal, Social Activist
Sushobha Barve, executive secretary, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation